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Allegiant celebrates inaugural flight

Passengers arrive for the inaugural flight to Orlando, Fla., on Allegiant Air at MidAmerica Airport in 2012. 

MASCOUTAH — The St. Clair County Public Building Commission, which oversees operations of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, said Tuesday it has launched a nationwide search for a new director for the airport.

Current Airport Director Tim Cantwell, who took the leadership position at MidAmerica in July 2002, recently notified the commission he intends to retire.

Cantwell has agreed to remain in his current role up until April to assist in the transition.

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